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BEIJING | China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping’s continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home last November, after which they denounced his death as a “despicable” … Continue reading BEIJING | China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

LIMA, Peru | Peru opposition leader Fujimori detained in corruption probe

LIMA, Peru— Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori was detained on Wednesday as part of a money-laundering investigation, the latest political leader in the Andean nation to face scrutiny over alleged corruption. Photos of Fujimori covering her cuffed hands with a black jacket and escorted by police officers circulated on social media to the surprise … Continue reading LIMA, Peru | Peru opposition leader Fujimori detained in corruption probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police spent hours early Thursday searching former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s house, reportedly part of a money-laundering investigation linked to a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad. More than a dozen police vehicles arrived at Najib’s house late Wednesday shortly after he returned home from prayers at a … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe

Another ex-S. Korean leader questioned in corruption probe

SEOUL, South Korea/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Prosecutors on Wednesday were questioning South Korea’s conservative former President Lee Myung-bak over corruption allegations, making him the latest of the country’s leaders entangled in scandal. The move came about two weeks after prosecutors demanded a 30-year prison term for his conservative successor, Park Geun-hye, over a separate bribery … Continue reading Another ex-S. Korean leader questioned in corruption probe

Another South Korean leader questioned in corruption probe

SEOUL, South Korea/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Another conservative former South Korean president is being questioned by prosecutors over a range of corruption allegations. Former President Lee Myung-bak said he felt “very sorry for causing concerns” as he arrived at the prosecutors’ office on Wednesday. Lee was a conservative leader whose successor as president, Park Geun-hye, … Continue reading Another South Korean leader questioned in corruption probe

Saudi prince released in corruption probe veiled in secrecy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday from the luxury hotel where he has been held since November, according to three of his associates, marking the end of a chapter in a wide-reaching anti-corruption probe that has been shrouded in secrecy and intrigue. The campaign, however, could … Continue reading Saudi prince released in corruption probe veiled in secrecy

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released in corruption probe

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday from the luxury hotel where he has been held since November, according to three of his associates, marking the end of the first phase of a wide-reaching anti-corruption probe that has been shrouded in secrecy and intrigue. The prince, 62, … Continue reading Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released in corruption probe